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Grand Laugavegur (8 days)

This was absolutely a lifechanging experience. The path itself is astonishing, and we had great... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2019
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Laugavegur & Fimmvorduhals Trek - 6 day tour

Great trail! Wonderful landscapes, that vary from day to day. We are happy we chose the 6-day trail... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

I had originally booked the 4-day hike with Trek Iceland. Right from the start with the pickup in Reykjavik the service from the guides were excellent and very professional, which lasted throughout the entire trek.

Our group of 11 consisted of only solo travelers, and we quickly established a friendly and easygoing group dynamic. Our guide Chris was always enthusiastic and truly passionate about nature, his energy and commitment leading the group making the trek a true joy.

The Iclandic landscape is absolutely stunning and well worth the footwork. So much so that I, and others, decided to extend the trip and do the full 6-day hike! The huts are cozy with amicable atmospheres - although crowded, so earplugs are recommended when sleeping. Plenty of food and snacks were provided throughout the trip and with no problems regarding vegetarian diets.

Truly a trip of a lifetime in a place like no other and I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mira W
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I signed up for the 4 day Laugavegur trek. Was lucky that my whole group was travelling solo so everyone was really friendly and open. It was a mixed bunch of people. I felt like you could go whatever pace you wanted as the group regularly stopped to wait/regroup throughout the hike. our guide Chris was so energetic, positive and passionate about Iceland and its Geology. The hike was so good I ended up extending to the 6 day trek, which was definitely worth doing. The food on the trek was great, and the huts were VERY warm. The pace/amount of time allowed to wake up/get going in the morning was good. Eye mask and good ear plugs required

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

We recently returned from this 4 day trek and it was SPECTACULAR……one of our absolute favorite family trips! We are a family of 5 (2 parents and 3 daughters, ages 16-22) and sharing this experience with the 12 others in our group (11 other hikers from various countries and our guide, Norris) was great fun. The Laugavegur trail is truly stunning and you experience so many different landscapes. For me, an overlook that we hiked to on Day 3 may be the most beautiful view ever. Norris was a very capable, patient, and fun guide and we highly recommend him. During the trek he made us aware of everything we needed to know to safely traverse the terrain and rivers. He also shared interesting information about the landscape and Icelandic history, and even entertained us with Norse myths. His love of Iceland and what he does really makes you appreciate the added value of a talented guide. Be sure to adhere to the packing list as you will likely need it all—different layers, river crossing shoes, rain gear, etc. And finally, I found that the things that I was most apprehensive about ahead of time—being grouped with strangers & sleeping in the huts—honestly added to the richness of this experience. This was a truly great trip and our entire family is so grateful to have taken it!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jane D
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

We did the 6 day trail with our two teenage sons in July 2018 and had a fantastic time. Top marks to our brilliant guide Norris, who was always cheerful, kept us safe and was a great source of information about Icelandic geography,myths and culture (and jokes).
Day 1 was a tough initiation, finishing with a seemingly endless trudge through a snowfield to the campsite, but when we got there the kitchen tent was pitched and Ardar the driver had hot soup waiting for us. After that the walking (and the weather) got considerably easier until Day 5 and the trip up the volcano, which was tough but worth it for the sublime 360 degree views. Highlights: the extraordinary and varied landscape of Iceland, ranging from glaciers to black sand desert to lush flowered woodland. Also the excellent hot food which Norris cooked from scratch every night, including barbecued lamb, salmon pasta, and local tinned pears with homemade chocolate sauce. There was plenty to eat and more snacks for the road. Low point: the facilities offered at the campsites are very basic and can be crowded with long queues for the hot showers. But you are still better off in a tent than crowding in to the noisy (and smelly) huts. You also need to sleep in an eye mask to combat the 24/7 sunlight.
The walking was reasonably demanding but even the youngsters coped well (we had three 10 year olds with us) and Norris was very patient and kind if someone had a problem with heights or a troublesome knee. The views were out of this world, especially when the clouds cleared. We also had the good fortune to see an Arctic fox. I would thoroughly recommend this tour, which was very well planned and organised.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Zoe T
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Larissa W, Customer Service at Trek Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Dear Zoe T,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this review, we are very happy to have received it!

It's fantastic to hear that your family had such a great time on the Laugavegur trek with us. It's true that the conditions on the trek have been a little difficult this summer, but we are very glad that all of you managed so well and that Norris took good care of all of you. We will make sure to let both your guides know that their services are appreciated, it will make them very happy to hear this.

The Laugavegur trek is one of a kind, and we hope that the memories you and your family made will stay with you for a long time!

All the best,
Trek Iceland

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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

This hike has been on my bucket list for a while, and I couldn’t be happier that I did it with Trek Iceland. Weather our first day was really rough- it was a straight up blizzard- and having our guide, Francois, was vital. Trek also managed to secure our (camping) group shelter in the hut the first night as well which was a lifesaver. I can’t speak highly enough of Francois, Heidar, and the rest of the Trek Iceland team.

They send you a lot of great packing info when you sign up, and there’s plenty of tips in the reviews here, but here’s some of my advice:

-You don’t need to be in perfect shape to do this hike, but you should be ready for and accustomed to pushing yourself. The trail itself isn’t super demanding elevation or terrain wise, but there’s a lot of ups and downs, really cold river crossings, and 5-7 hours of walking a day for 4-6 days straight.

-Eye mask, ear plugs, buff, and gaiters were my MVP gear.

-For river crossings, I had water sandals and neoprene socks which were great. The sandals were also my camp shoes which felt awesome after a long day in boots.

Overall: great guide, great food, great trail, go do it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fiddleswaffles
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Larissa W, Customer Service at Trek Iceland, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Dear fiddleswaffles,

Thank you for taking the time to leave this review, we really appreciate it!

We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your trek with us so much. Despite the difficult circumstances on the first day we really hope that you could enjoy yourself during the entirety of your tour. It certainly sounds as if you did! We will make sure to let Francois know that you appreciated his services.

Thank you also for the great tips, they are indeed very good and we hope that they will prove helpful for future travelers.

We hope to welcome you back to Iceland soon!

All the best,
Trek Iceland

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